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_____, according to Weber, is (are) a large group of people who rank close to one another in property, power, and prestige.
_____ is material possessions
_____ is the ability to carry out your will, even over the resistance of others.
_____ is respect or regard.
Status consistency refers to
ranking high or low on all three dimensions of the social class
Ranking high on some dimensions of social class and low on others is called
Marx's model of the social classes included
The class most shaped by education is the _____ class.
Compared to the working class, the lower middle class generally has
A higher income
Members of the _____ tend to think of themselves as having "real jobs" and regard the "suits" above them as paper pushers.
Homeless people are part of the
As you go down the social-class ladder, what happens to your mental health?
When it comes to child rearing, lower-class parents tend to focus more on
Getting their children to follow rules and obey authority
When it comes to religion, the lower classes tend to be attracted to
more expressive worship services and louder music.
Which statement is true about people toward the bottom of the class structure
They are less likely to be politically active.
White-collar crimes are likely to be dealt with
outside the criminal justice system.
_____ refers to the change that family members make in social class from one generation to the next.
In Mexico, Javier was a physician. Javier emigrated to the United States and ended up working as a carpenter (which had been his hobby in Mexico). Javier experienced _____ mobility.
What proportion of all African American adults works at white-collar jobs
more than one-half
The official measure of poverty of the U.S. government is
called the poverty line
The region of the United States that has the most poverty is the
Which statement about poverty is true?
More children than adults are poor
The reason why families headed by a mother, rather than by a mother and father or a father alone, are more likely to be poor is because
women average only 72% of what men earn.
Going without something in the present in the hope of achieving greater gains in the future is called
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